HOLBROOK, NY — Holbrook Fire Department opened its doors to the community for important lessons and demonstrations that can protect families and save lives.
Open House on the evening of Friday, Oct. 4, was part of Fire Prevention Week and Fire Prevention Month, a national effort to help families prevent emergencies and how to respond if one occurs.
Holbrook's open house dazzled the many children in attendance and provided for an entertaining and educational family evening.
Fire Chief Jim Bodor estimated around 200 residents attended the open house.
The department has 170 volunteers across its three firehouses at 300 Terry Road and 1700 Church Street, both in Holbrook, and 355 Patchogue-Holbrook Road in Holtsville. Open house night was held at the Terry Road location, which serves as the fire department's headquarters.
Many of those volunteers led the activities, which included a live fire demonstration, how to use a fire extinguisher, jaws of life demonstration for a motor vehicle accident, and displays for first aid, CPR and AED.
A poster contest for the kids featured submissions from Sachem's Grundy, Merrimac and Tamarac elementary schools. The posters reflected the national theme for Fire Prevention Week: "Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!"
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Holbrook Fire Department opened its doors to let the community come down and checked out the tools used to serve and protect.